Digital Photography Beginners College Certificate

What is special about this course?

This course will teach you about the basic features common to most standard digital cameras. You will start with batteries & power leads, the difference between memory cards and internal memory, and how to use them. From there you will progress to taking photographs, editing them and sharing them with others.

Entry requirements

You need to have a digital camera, which you will use during the classes.

You will cover the following areas:

  • Introduction to the digital camera, its functions and menus.
  • How to take photographs, review and delete them.
  • Use camera settings to change picture quality.
  • How to share your photographs with others

You will also have opportunities to ask the lecturer's advice about specific feature of photography and camera functions you may have encountered.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Evening
  • Leisure

Your knowledge of digital cameras and photography will be developed through practical activities with your own camera.  You will also get the chance to take some photographs, some of which may be out on location. This will be by prior agreement with the students and dependent on the weather.

How long will my course last?

20 Hour

You will participate in a weekly class, giving a total of 20 taught hours.

Where can I study my course?

Start date

Please contact your local centre for more details on course start dates.


For the latest information on fees please see our fees policy.

What can I do on completion of my course?

There are a number of options for progression. You may wish to undertake a creative photography course, or follow a more academic route and do a certificated course. Please ask your Learning Centre for details.

Is there more information available online?

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Apply for Digital Photography Beginners College Certificate

To enrol, or for further information on this course, please contact your local UHI Argyll Centre

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Argyll. UHI Argyll operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.